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Two certainties, as Benjamin Franklin wrote, are death and taxes. Add a third: On taxes, U.S. presidential candidates will promise more than they can deliver. And, if elected, they pay a price. more
Mergers in the health care field, unlike in many other industries, are less about creating more revenue and profits and more about cutting down on losses. Hospitals with rare exceptions are money losers. And with the growing emphasis on … more
In the construction trades, new recruits learn the job by working alongside veteran laborers. Their earnings are covered by negotiated contracts. Workforce-development advocates say the same approach could benefit manufacturing and other … more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating the Federal Reserve’s view of a stronger labor market. more
BOSTON – One delivery service offers gluten-free marijuana brownies. Another promises a free marijuana-laced lollipop with each order. A third touts trained "caregivers" and delivery until 4 a.m. These marijuana delivery services – the … more
BOSTON – The state's solar developers face a surprising new challenge now that a generous incentive for the industry has quietly evaporated, The Boston Globe reported last week. For years, the state has issued what are known as solar … more
NEW BEDFORD – Southern New England's fading lobster fishery will be subject to a battery of new regulations, possibly closed fishing areas and stricter size standards, to try to save the crustacean's population. The number of adult … more
PROVIDENCE – House Finance Committee Chairman Raymond E. Gallison Jr. resigned from the General Assembly on May 3. WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported Gallison is part of a federal prostitution investigation. Gallison, a Bristol Democrat, … more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker recently met with the Massachusetts Medical Society and the deans from four of the state's medical schools to discuss methods to combat opioid abuse in the state. According to a news release, the meeting … more
Rhode Island's slow climb from the economic basement it fell into during the Great Recession has lagged neighboring states' recoveries, but most regional business owners are optimistic about the direction the state is heading in, according to … more
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